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National Grid (Electric) - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Program (Upstate New York)   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/24/2012
Program Overview:
State: New York
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Compressed air, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Commissioning, Technical Assistance, Hotel Occupancy Sensors
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Multi-Family Residential, Institutional
Amount:Custom Large Business Energy Initiative Program: Technical Service, Financial Services, and 50% of the project cost
Custom Engineering Study: Up to 50% of the project cost
Custom Small Business: Up to 70% of project costs: remaining share financed by National Grid with a 0% interest loan: payback time of up to 24 months.
Linear/Parabolic/Recessed Fluorescent Fixtures: $15-$50/fixture
LED Exit Fixtures: $10
LED: $15-$50
LED (Low Bay): $150
Pulse Start Metal Halide: $50 - $70 (Fixtures); $12 (PAR)
High Intensity Discharge: $75 or $100
Lighting Sensors: $20-$60
Compressed Air: $180-$280/HP
Storage Incentives: $2.75/gallon
Energy Management System: $225-$275/point
Hotel Occupancy Sensors: $75/sensor
Vending/Refrigeration: Varies
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National Grid’s Non-Residential Program is for electric business customers in upstate New York. Incentives are available for both small commercial and large commercial customers in the Upstate New York service area. Large commercial customers are eligible for prescriptive rebates on lighting, controls, vending equipment, refrigeration equipment, compressed air measures, custom projects and engineering studies. All equipment purchased must meet minimum program efficiency requirements. Prescriptive rebates listed above are through this offering.
Commercial customers with an average demand of 100 kilowatts or less per month qualify for the Small Business Program. National Grid provides a free energy audit and report of recommended energy efficiency improvements. If the small business customer chooses to make the recommended improvements using National Grid’s vendor and equipment, National Grid will pay up to 70% of the cost of the installation of energy efficient equipment. The remaining share can be paid through the customer’s electric bill, at 0% interest over a maximum period of 24 months. Customers paying their share in a single lump sum are provided a 15% discount. Eligible energy efficient equipment includes: lighting upgrades, energy efficient time clocks, occupancy sensors, programmable thermostats, walk-in and reach-in cooler measures, and other site-specific custom projects. Customers can view more information for both small and large commercial projects online at the web site listed above.

  National Grid Residential Upstate Efficiency Programs
Phone: (866) 716-8099
Web Site:
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